Innovative cooperation between the public sector and science
Between 2013 and 2020, the ZKI-DE service made it possible for federal authorities to obtain at short notice current geoinformation and analyses, which presented public administrations with new options for action. This innovative collaboration between the Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR) met the need of federal authorities for current, value-added remote sensing data and analyses for crisis situations and to support civil security.
Between 2016 und 2020 another goal of the cooperation was to enable the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie, BKG) to carry out primary activities of the ZKI-DE services by 2021..
ZKI-DE services include
The conclusion of the ZKI-DE framework contract transferred to BKG as the central federal geoservices provider the supplying of remote sensing products as a new permanent task. At BKG this responsibility will be assumed by its Satellite-Based Crisis and Spatial Information Service (Satellitengestützten Krisen- und Lagedienst, SKD).